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Norman Baker, British politician, at the Health Hotel "Health Zone" by acumenimages.com

The government minister in charge of regulating the use of animals in science has called for an end to animal testing. A... Read more

The British Medical Journal has published an editorial criticizing animal research, based on a BMJ article by Pound and Bracknell which argued that the benefits were not proven and that money could be better spent to make it more... Read more

In May 2014, the Concordant on Openness in Animal Research was launched, with over 72 signatories, including universities, bio-industry companies, charities and research... Read more

Students vote not to ban animal research 

With over 30 universities involved, and more than a thousand votes counted, university students this week defeated the motion that ‘This House would ban all forms of animal research.’  The debates, which took place between 14 - 17 October, coincided with National Biology Week and were held at... Read more

London. After fifteen debates across five countries, the Big Animal Research Debate is now half way through its schedule of 30 debates on the motion "This House would ban all forms of animal research". 

Organised by IDEA UK in cooperation with the UK-based non-profit organisation Understanding Animal Research, the Big Animal Rights... Read more

London. The first day of the Big Animal Research Debate has been a resounding success. Debates on the motion “This House would ban all forms of animal research” took place at University College London, Kings College London, James Madison University in Virginia, the University of Sheffield and the University of Hull.

So far, IDEA... Read more

London. At 19:00 the first of over 30 Big Animal Research Debates will begin at University College London, Kings College London, the University of Sheffield and the University of Hull.

About the Big Animal Research Debate
The Big Animal Research Debate is a new public debating project taking place in universities across Ireland,... Read more

WILL THIS HOUSE BAN ALL FORMS OF ANIMAL RESEARCH?

Next week, Monday to Thursday, 14 – 17 October, more than 30 universities from the UK, Republic of Ireland and the USA will host public debates on the motion, ‘This House would ban all forms of animal research.’ The Big Animal Research Debate coincides with National Biology... Read more

Rt Hon David Willetts, the UK Minister of State for Universities and Science has endorsed the Big Animal Research Debate.

Adding to messages of support from across the scientific community, animal research campaigning groups and debate education providers, Mr Willetts, the Member of Parliament for Havant, said today

“Britain is... Read more

A response to Dr Dan Lyons’ criticisms of The Big Animal Research Debate

On 25 September 2013, an organisation called the Centre for Animals and Social Justice (CASJ) published an article by a University of Sheffield academic, Dr Dan Lyons, which made very serious allegations about a major new IDEA UK project, The Big Animal Research... Read more

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